"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read."
— James Baldwin (via books-foreverandalways)
It’s a blessing and a curse to see a deeper meaning in everything around me. The beauty and joy in life are enhanced, but so are the pain and sadness.
"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home."
— Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life (via observando)
"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."
— Charles William Eliot (via observando)
"People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past."
— Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue (via observando)
"I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I’m done, I’m done."
— Turcois Ominek (via observando)
"A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended."
— Ian McEwan, Atonement (via observando)
modern day icarus with burns on his back and full of bitterness and throws out cynicism but sometimes he just looks at the sun like it’s the best thing in the world (◡‿◡✿)
(Source: snakejolrasmoved, via stuffimgoingtohellfor)
"Everything fell apart in me. How are things with you?"
— Jack Kerouac (via observando)